University of Scranton Students Recognized for Academic Achievement

2/4/14

            Students at The University of Scranton were recently recognized for outstanding academic achievement at an awards ceremony held on campus.

            Frank O’Hara medals were given to the first-, second- and third-year students with the highest grade point averages in the Kania School of Management, the Panuska College of Graduate of Professional Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Graduate and Continuing Education for the 2012-2013 academic year. The award is named in honor of the late Frank O’Hara who served the University for 53 years in various administrative positions.


Recipients of the Frank O’Hara medals from the Kania School of Management:

            Brittany A. Moyer, West Chester, received a medal for academic achievement for her freshman year. An accounting major with a concentration in forensics and a minor in finance, Moyer is the president of Alpha Lambda Delta (the national honor society for freshman) and a member of Omega Beta Sigma (the women’s business honor society). She is involved with several University clubs including the Business Club, Circle K, Royal Harmony and the Society of Accounting Students.

            Stephanie A. Romano, Oak Ridge, N.J., received a medal for academic achievement for her sophomore year. Romano is an accounting major and a member of Omega Beta Sigma (the women’s business honor society) and the Business Leadership Honors Program. In 2013, she received the Pennsylvania Institute of Public Certified Accountants’ Northeastern Chapter Scholarship. Romano, a resident assistant, also won the most valuable player award and Landmark Conference honors during her 2013 softball season.

            John M. Breiner, Palmerton, received a medal for academic achievement for his junior year. Breiner is majoring in accounting and minoring in finance. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma (the business honor society recognized by the AACSB International) and is enrolled in the University’s five-year MBA program in accounting.

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From left, recipients of The University of Scranton’s Frank O’Hara medals from the Kania School of Management, pictured with Murli Rajan, Ph.D., interim associate dean of the Kania School of Management, are Stephanie A. Romano and Brittany A. Moyer 

Recipients of the Frank O’Hara medals from the College of Arts and Sciences:

            Phillip H. Gilmartin, Moscow, received a medal for academic achievement for his freshman year. He is a member of the Honors Program, Alpha Lambda Delta (the national honor society for freshmen) and the University’s Concert and Jazz Music Ensembles. After serving one year as an orientation assistant, Gilmartin has been namded a 2014 Orientation Team Leader.

            Shayne D. Wierbowski, Owego, N.Y., received a medal for academic achievement for his sophomore year. A triple major in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, computer science and philosophy, Wierbowski is involved in interdisciplinary research with the biology and chemistry departments. A Presidential Scholar at the University, Wierbowski is a member of the Honors Program, the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program, the Alpha Lambda Delta (the national honor society for freshman) and IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (the electrical and computer engineering honor society).

           Christopher Ritter, Scranton, received a medal for academic achievement for his junior year. A political science and history major, Ritter is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta (the national honor society for freshman), Phi Alpha Theta (the national history honor society) and Pi Gamma Mu (the national social science honor society). A past intern for Gov. Thomas V. Corbett and Sen. Robert P. Casey, Ritter serves on the University’s Student Publications Board, as Director of Communications for the College Republicans chapter and as editor-in-chief for the University’s Polity Journal, among other clubs.

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From left, recipients of The University of Scranton’s Frank O’Hara medals from the College of Arts and Sciences, pictured with Brian Conniff, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, are Christopher Ritter, Shayne D. Wierbowski and Phillip H. Gilmartin.

Recipients of the Frank O’Hara medals from the Panuska College of Professional Studies:

             Laura E. Power, New Rochelle, N.Y., received a medal for academic achievement for her freshman year. A nursing major, Power is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta (the national honor society for freshman), the University’s Student Nurse Association, Men and Women for Octaves and the Royal Astronomy Club. She also participates in the Scranton Emerging Leaders Program.

            Courtney A. Ruch, Nazareth, received a medal for academic achievement for her sophomore year. A second-time recipient of the Frank O’Hara award, she is an occupational therapy major with a minor in psychology and a concentration in human development. Ruch is also a member of Alpha Lambda Delta (the national honor society for freshman), the Student Occupational Therapy Association, Urban Beats, Royal Harmony, Men and Women for Octaves and the Royal Ambassadors.

            Dana E. Raciti, Philadelphia, received a medal for academic achievement for her junior year. A second-time recipient of the Frank O’Hara award, Raciti is a counseling and human services major with a minor in philosophy and a concentration is human development. She is enrolled in the Accelerated Master’s program for rehabilitation counseling and serves as president of Tau Upsilon Alpha (the counseling and human services honor society). She is also a member of Royal Ambassadors and serves as a tutor for the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence.

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From left, recipients of The University of Scranton’s Frank O’Hara medals from the Panuska College of Professional Studies, pictured with Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies, are Courtney A. Ruch and Dana E. Raciti.

Recipients of the Frank O’Hara medals from the College of Graduate and Continuing Education:

            Theresa Macknosky, South Abington Township, received a medal for academic achievement for her sophomore year. She participates in the University’s licensed practical nurse to a bachelor’s degree program. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau (the international honor society for nursing) and Alpha Sigma Lambda (the adult undergraduate student honor society) and is a recipient of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Scholarship. Macknosky is a co-founder of the Scranton Macintosh Users Group. She has volunteered at numerous organizations in the community.

            Heather Alber, Dingmans Ferry, received a medal for academic achievement for her junior year. Alber is a third-time recipient of the Frank O’Hara award and is a liberal studies major with a concentration in Italian, human development and health sciences. During her time at the University, she worked for the Planning and Information Department and volunteered in the community.

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CGCE O’Hara recipient was absent for photo.Recipients of The University of Scranton’s Frank O’Hara medals from the College of Graduate and Continuing Education are pictured with representatives from that college. From left are Meg Cullen Brown, assistant dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Education; Heather Alber; Lisa Lobasso, assistant dean online and off-campus programs of the College of Graduate and Continuing Education; and Theresa Macknosky.

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